We have just had a week away in beautiful Dorset even though 6 out of 8 of us were struck down with a vomiting bug (courtesy of my youngest) we still had a great time. The weather was good most days and we had lots of mini adventures including fossil hunting in Charmouth.
Recently my work life has been really busy which when you run your own business is fantastic but also stressful and it does tend to take over a little. I was really ready for a break. I loved spending some quality time with my family and of course my little people - it taught me how much I have missed spending time with them over the past months - something I need to change. I also enjoyed being able to catch up with some of the blogs I used to follow and it made me realize how much I enjoy the whole sewing community - I am going to try and find time each week do do a little blog reading no matter how busy work is. Although I had future projects in mind it has been a while since I have seen a new pattern (or an old one) that really inspired me. Hila of Saturday night stitch always amazes me - her garments are so professional and she always looks so 'put together', she is also a teacher and has about a gazillion children (5) - I seriously don't know how she does it. Anyway she made M7093 in chambray and I loved the look of it straight away - I have to say if I hadn't seen Hila's version and only the pattern cover I would have by passed it completely.
I have long coveted a garment made in double gauze, and especially anything by Nani Iro but is it just soooooo expensive. I decided to treat myself to this turquoise Nani Iro along with a plain grey for contrast from The Eternal Maker I think (hope) it will make a great top.
Another pattern that caught my eye was The Ogden Cami by True Bias This is really my type of thing - loose fitting but not too loose and plenty of shoulder/back exposure without exposing too much at the front. There is 20% off with the code LAUNCHWEEK20 until Sunday at midnight (EST) I love the plain black version - very classy!
I am going to make this up in a fox print rayon from my stash first and if it goes well I may invest in some plain silk blend - I found a silk/acetate blend that looked great but I don't like wearing synthetic fabrics - anyone had any experience of silk/acetate blends??
I will leave you with a few holiday snaps!
This is one of my favorite views in the whole of England - Corfe Castle from the Scott Arms in Kingston.
Some days it seemed like we were in the Med!
I have one more week off and I intend to make the most of it - a slow pace of life spending some quality time with my little people and of course Sewing!
Thanks for stopping by!